Chalkboard paint is great. You can use it to transform any blank surface into a creative masterpiece (or at least a place for notes). Kristen had a terrific idea! She painted the side of her refrigerator with chalkboard paint to use it as a note or list making area. She inspired me and we painted the side of our refrigerator and have made it into a little art niche.
She gives instructions for the project here. But basically, we needed to clean the surface and apply several coats of the paint. We had to use about 8 coats to get the shade nice and dark. This maroon paint is a purply-pink when it has only a few coats on it - by 6 coats it started to look more "maroon". We did another few coats so that the surface would be smooth. The whole "project" cost less than $14 and we still have half the can left!
Other creative uses of chalkboard paint include:
- Paint a couple kitchen cabinet doors or even the middle of a large door.
- Does your dining table need to be refinished? Why not make it a doodling dream!
- Dollar store frames and corkboard. Paint the corkboard and stuff it in the frames. Now you have a mini chalkboard you can walk around the house with.
- Paint a square on your tubs of toys write what goes in each bucket. If your organization system changes just wipe off the chalk label.
- Garage or basement floor... That's a big surface for "art" projects!
- This mom used Chalkboard paint to make a collection of wall art canvases.